February 28, 2014
We could not imagine a better school for our son than Chicago Friends School. The teachers have been supportive and flexible as they have helped us understand our son's strength and challenges, have engaged collaboratively with outside professionals who work with our son, and have offered creative solutions to help him overcome difficulties with social interactions and some academic subjects. A sampling of what we love: * Multi-grade classroom that enables the teachers to work with children in small groups based on their skills. * Project-based lessons that incorporate math, reading, writing, science, visual arts, and music * Morning break with a snack * 45 to 60 minutes of recess each day * Time for imaginative play * Lots of reading time * Lessons to help the students appreciate the traditions and celebrations of a culturally diverse world through art, literature, music, and food * Parent-volunteer expertise to enhance the curriculum: music, art, yoga, Spanish, gardening, and reading Our experience with Chicago Friends School is that the teachers and board believe that a child's education should nurture academic excellence, personal integrity, and creativity.
- submitted by a parent